W. ‘Sandy’ Snow
Alexander W. “Sandy” Snow, 73, of Antrim, N.H., died Sept. 30 in Hospice House in Concord, N.H.
Snow was a reporter at The Day of New London, Conn. He also was employed in editorial jobs at the former Groton (Conn.) News and at the Norwich (Conn.) Bulletin. He was an editor, city editor and co-editorial writer at the Bulletin.
He leaves two stepsons, Michael and Dale; two stepdaughters, Kim and Debbie; many grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; three brothers.
Sandra Elizabeth Cofran of Groton, Mass., died Sept. 28.
She had been editor at the Westford (Mass.) Eagle, and office manager at The Groton Herald.
She leaves many friends.
Michael J. DeLuca, 86, of Milford and South Dennis, Mass., died Sept. 25 in the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, Mass.
DeLuca was production manager at the Milford Daily News for 39 years.
DeLuca leaves his wife, Christine; two sons, Michael and David; four grandchildren; a brother; two sisters.
Raleigh B. “Peter” Lockwood, 86, of Malden, Mass., died Sept. 29 in Wingate at Melrose, Mass.
Lockwood began his career in the newspaper industry after graduating from high school. He was first employed in the printing department for the Foxboro (Mass.) Reporter and then as a composing room supervisor for The Patriot Ledger of Quincy, Mass.
Lockwood leaves his wife, Lois; a daughter; Lois; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
Frank C. Stoddard Jr., 74, of Weymouth, Mass., died Oct. 2 in his home.
For 47 years, Stoddard was a high school sports editor and later a sportswriter at The Enterprise of Brockton, Mass. His career as a sportswriter began as an intern while he was at Northeastern University.
Stoddard received awards for a series he wrote on athletes and drugs.
He was a member of the Golf Writers Association of America.
Stoddard leaves his wife, Marcia; two daughters, Sarah and Catherine; five granddaughters.
Marcelle Ward Farrington, 91, died Sept. 25.
Farrington was a reporter for various publications, including Time and Fortune magazines, and The Eagle-Tribune of North Andover, Mass. After graduating from college, she was a reporter for the Charleston (W.V.) Gazette and the Fairmont West Virginian before relocating to New York City and employment with Time and Fortune.
Farrington later was employed as a senior executive handling national public relations and financial communications for John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Co. and Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada. She was director of public relations and communications for Sun Life when she retired.
She was a member of the national board of the Public Relations Society of America and its Boston chapter.
In 1991, she relocated to Eastham, Mass. She was a member and public relations chairman of the Cape Cod Chapter of the Service Corps of Retired Executives.
She also wrote periodically about small-business issues for the Cape Cod Times of Hyannis, Mass.
In 1976, Farrington was awarded the P.I. Reed award for journalism from West Virginia University, her alma mater.
She leaves a son, Brian.
Donald Lee Kerr, 88, of Groton, Conn., and formerly of Old Saybrook and Westbrook, Conn., died unexpectedly Sept. 18 in his home.
Kerr was the gardening editor for The Day of New London, Conn.
He was the author of “The New England Gardener.”
He leaves three children, Ben, Stephanie and Jennifer.
Shirley Elder Lyons, 85, of Portsmouth, N.H, died Sept. 18 of complications from Parkinson's disease.
Lyons was a part-time reporter for The Boston Globe's New Hampshire Weekly after she relocated to Sandwich, N.H., in 1981.
Before that, she had been a reporter in Washington, D.C., for The Washington Post, and then for the former Washington Daily News and the former Washington Star.
Lyons co-authored two books: “Tip, a Biography of Thomas P. O'Neill Jr., Speaker of the House” and “Interest Groups, Lobbying and Policymaking.”
She was a writer and co-editor of a book about the history of Sandwich, published in 1995 by the Sandwich Historical Society.
Lyons leaves a stepdaughter, Jennie; a stepson, James; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister; a stepbrother.
Jean Noyes (Beucler) Evans, 69, of Mystic, Conn., died Oct. 4 from ovarian cancer.
Evans wrote historical articles for the Mystic River Press, part of Sun Media Group, based in Pawcatuck, Conn.
She leaves her husband, David; a son, Daniel; a daughter, Becky; a grandson; a brother.
Barbara (Weiner) Raisbeck, 88, of Scarborough, Maine, died Sept. 24.
Raisbeck was a newspaper reporter during her career in journalism.
She also wrote and had published short stories and poems.
She leaves two sons, James and Michael; two daughters, Lucy and Alison; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.
Melvin “Mel” Grant, 91, of Northampton, Mass., died Oct. 7.
Grant was a correspondent
for many local newspapers.
The obituaries were written, at least in part, from published reports by Bulletin correspondents Ashleane Alabre, Sophie Cannon, Jenna Ciccotelli, Nico Hall, Georgeanne Oliver, Julia Preszler and Thomas Ward, undergraduate students at Northeastern University.
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